Rasam 3

Belagavi Kunda / Belgaum Kunda (Traditional Sweet)

 

 

Belagavi Kunda / Belgaum Kunda is a very popular sweet from the city of Belgaum in Karnataka usually made by the Purohit community. A simple and yummy sweet made from Milk is very popular which originated from Belgaum was an outcome of an accident of Jakku Marwadi. Anyone who visits Belgaum will not leave the place without tasting /buying this sweet.

Another milestone as we celebrate our 50th #Foodiemonday #Bloghop.The theme is #Traditionalsweets. My Contribution to our 50th bloghop celebration is Belagavi Kunda / Belgaum Kunda.

Recipe for  Belagavi Kunda / Belgaum Kunda:

Ingredients:

1Cup=250 ML

2 Cups Milk

2 Tsp Rava / Semolina (Optional)

1 Cup Sugar (Adjust as per your sweet tooth)

1 Tbsp thick fresh curd (should not be sour)

2 Tbsp Clarified butter / Ghee

Chopped Almonds to garnish

1/2 Tsp Cardamom powder / Elaichi Powder

Method:

Take a heavy bottomed pan. Add 1 Tbsp ghee.Once the ghee is warm roast rava till it turns slightly brown.Add milk and mix well. Once it starts to boil add the curds to split the milk.Switch off the flame and keep it aside.Take another heavy bottom pan. Add sugar and caramalize on low flame. Once the sugar is caramalized add the split milk mixture and remaining ghee . Keep stirring continuously till the mixture thickens and ghee starts to leave the sides (Carrot halwa consistency).Once done switch off the flame.

Garnish with chopped almonds and serve warm or serve chilled with a dollop of Ice cream.

Enjoy!!!!!!

PS:Rava give a nice grainy texture. You can skip if you wish .

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Rasam 3

Garlicky Baby Potato Curry

 

 

Garlic has medicinal properties and is good for health. Many of us use it regularly in our day to day cooking.It enhances the taste when used with different masala. Another favorite of mine baby potatoes. Today i will be sharing a simple and yummy recipe using two of my favorite ingredients.

Recipe for Garlicky Baby Potato Curry:

Ingredients:

15 Baby Potatoes boiled and peeled

1/2 Tsp Jeera /Cumin

1.5 Tsp Coriander Powder

1 Tsp Cumin Powder

1/2 Tsp Kashmiri Chilli Powder

5 Red Chillies soaked in water

1/2 Tsp Chole Masala

1/2 Tsp Jal Jeera Powder

6 Garlic Pods

1 Tsp Ginger Paste

1/4 Cup fresh coriander chopped

Salt to taste

1 Onion finely chopped

1 Tomato cut into pcs

1/4 Tsp Haldi / Turmeric

2 Tbsp Thick Curd

Method:

Boil the baby potatoes and peel and keep it aside. Soak the red chillies in water for about 15 mins. Blend the tomatoes, garlic,ginger paste,soaked red chillies and some chopped coriander to make a fine paste.

Take a heavy bottom pan.Add a tsp of oil. Roast the boiled potatoes with some salt and keep it aside.In the same wok add 2 tsp of oil. Add jeera , haldi and add the chopped onions. Roast till the onions turn golden brown.Add the tomato masala paste and keep it on medium flame until the raw smell goes off. Add Chilli powder, jal jeera powder, chole masala,cumin powder and coriander powder and mix well. Add 1/2 glass water and let it simmer for about 7-8 mins.Add salt .Add the boiled potaotes ,thich curd and let it blend with the masalas for about 10 mins on low flame. Once the oil starts to leave the sides switch off the flame.

 

Garnish with chopped garlic and jeera tadka and serve with hot Ajwain Roti/ Phulka / rice.

Enjoy !!!!

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Rasam 3

Choco Chip Cookies

Cookies are loved by young and old alike. This week when my boys wanted to have cookies we baked these yummy Choco Chip Cookies. This is one of the easiest recipes you can try.
For our 49th #Foodiemonday #Bloghop theme of #Cookies my contribution is yummy Choco chip cookies. You will be tempted to eat these cookies and can’t stop at one.
Recipe for Choco Chip Cookies:
Ingredients:
1 Cup Unbleached Plain Flour
¼ Cup Semolina / Sooji
¾ Cup Cold butter
¾ Cup Sugar ( Increase or decrease as per your sweet tooth)
½ Cup Choco Chips
1 Tsp Vanilla
Method:
Sift the plain flour and Sooji .Mix the flour ,sooji and vanilla essence in a wide bottom bowl.Add the cold butter and sugar and knead to get a soft dough. Roll the dough on the surface and use a cookie cutter to cut into desired shapes. Make a cross on all the cookies and arrange the choco chips as desired.
Place the decorated cookies on the baking tray. Pre heat the oven at 180C for 10 mins . Place the baking tray in the pre heated oven and bake for about 15 -20 mins. Remove from the oven and allow it to cool completely.
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Serve these melt in the mouth cookies and Enjoy !!!!
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Rasam 3

Mexican Street Corn

 

 

Mexican Street foods include tacos, tamales, gorditas, quesadillas, empalmes,tostadas, chalupa, elote, tlayudas, and tortas, as well as fresh fruit, vegetables, beverages and soups (menudo, pozole andpancita).Mexican street corn is one of the most famous and easiest recipe that can be enjoyed at the comfort of your home.

As a part of our 48th #‎Foodiemonday‬ ‪#‎Bloghop‬ theme #‎Mexicancuisine‬ my contribution is Mexican Street corn.

Recipe for Mexican Street Corn:

Ingredients:

4 Fresh pcs  of corn on the cobs

2 Tbsp Melted butter

2 tablespoons mayonnaise

1 to 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice

¼ Tsp Cayenne Pepper

Fresh Green Pepper for Garnish

Salt

Finely Chopped Cilantro

Crumbled Feta Cheese (Optional)

Method:

Grill the Corn until they are slightly charred on all sides. Mix cayenne pepper,salt and lime juice in a bowl. Grease the grilled corn with butter. Smear the lime juice and cayenne pepper mix on all the sides generously.Garnish with fresh cilantro ,Mayo and fresh green pepper ,sprinkle crumbled Feta cheese and serve.

Enjoy this juicy succulent Mexican Street Corn at the comfort of your home.

PS: I have not used Cheese as i did not have stock.

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Rasam 3

Goli Baje / Mangalore Bajji

 

With the onset of monsoon there is a great relief from the scorching heat. The first showers , lush greenery everywhere  and the distinctive smell of the wet mud reminds me of my childhood days when we used to play in the rain  .The wet weather calls for some yummy fritters or spicy chaat and piping hot Masala chai. Total Bliss!!!!!

Sharing a very popular recipe from the region of south canara.Goli Baje /Mangalore Bajji is a very popular street snack from Udupi and Mangalore region.This is prepared using Plain flour. I have used unbleached plain flour.

My contribution for our 47th #Foodiemonday #Bloghop theme of #Monsoonmadness is Goli Baje / Mangalore Bajji.

Recipe for Goli Baje / Mangalore Bajji:

Ingredients:

1 Cup Unbleached Plain Flour

1/4 Cup Besan / Roasted Gram Flour

1 Tbsp Rice Flour

1/4 Tsp Baking Soda

3/4 Cup Sour curds / buttermilk

2 Tsp Grated Ginger

2 Green chillies finely chopped

1/4 Tsp Hing / Asafoetida

Salt to Taste

2 Tbsp  grated coconut

Few Curry leaves torn into pcs

Oil for frying

Method:

Mix all the flours and buttermilk / curd to form a thick batter. I have used butter milk to make the batter.Allow it to ferment for 2 to 3 hours. One it ferments add the chopped green chillies,grated ginger,grated coconut,hing,curry leaves,baking soda and salt. Ensure the batter is thick. Heat oil in a heavy bottom pan. Once the oil is hot, drop the batter using a spoon slowly.You can fry 3 to 4  Goli bajes at a time.Once both sides turn brown and you see them bloated it is done. Remove and place them on a kitchen towel to drain the excess oil.

Serve hot with Coconut Chutney. I have served with fried chillies and yummy tangy Tamrind chutney / Imli chutney.

Loved by my family.

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Enjoy!!!!!!!

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Rasam 3

Mushroom & Baby Corn Masala

 

Mushroom and baby corn  pairs well and you can whip up many varieties with these two veggies. Today I am sharing a quick version of this Sabzi .I have used Sun flower kernels which gives a nice crunchy taste to the sabzi. It can prepared within 25 minutes. You can whip up this yummy sabzi even on a hectic weekday.

Recipe for Mushroom & Baby Corn Masala:

Ingredients:

200 Gms Swiss Brown Mushrooms

2 Medium Onions chopped

3 Tomatoes chopped

4 Garlic Pods minced

1 Tsp Ginger Paste

1/2 Tsp Degghi Mirch powder / Chilli Powder

1/2 Tsp Kabab Masala

1 Tbsp Sunflower Kernels

1 Tsp Cumin /Jeera

1/4 Tsp Pepper Corns

Salt to Taste

Handful of fresh coriander finely chopped

Method:

Heat a heavy bottomed pan. Add a tsp of oil.Add jeera and pepper corns.Roast for 2 seconds .Add chopped garlic,ginger paste and chopped onions.Roast the onions until they turn golden brown.Once they are slightly brown in color add the tomatoes.Mix well  and keep it on medium flame until the tomatoes turn mushy.Then add baby corn and mushrooms. Mix well and keep it on medium flame untill the mushrooms and baby corn are cooked well. Add salt, chilli powder and kabab masala,Sunflower kernels and mix well. Allow it to simmer for about 5 to 7 mins.

Garnish with fresh coriander and serve hot with Rotis/ Chapati/ Rice or Naans.

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Enjoy!!!!